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Laurie Sasaki Interview

Date: April 16, 2010
Location: Richmond, California
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-97
02:04:12
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Nisei female. Born January 31, 1932, in Imperial, California. Grew up in Imperial, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California.
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Interview location: Richmond, California Born in Imperial, California Segment 1 of 25 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Parents' family backgrounds Segment 2 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Description of siblings Segment 3 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Helping out on family's farm Segment 4 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Childhood memories: picnics, movies, and Japanese language school Segment 5 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Growing up on family farm Segment 6 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 7 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Brother's military service before the war Segment 8 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Preparing for mass removal Segment 9 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California First impressions of Poston Segment 10 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Passing time in camp Segment 11 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Coping with difficult living conditions in camp Segment 12 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Social activities such as dances in camp Segment 13 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Father's illness and pastimes in camp Segment 14 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Memories as a young person in camp Segment 15 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 16 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Hearing about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Segment 17 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Leaving camp and returning to California Segment 18 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Living in a housing complex upon return Segment 19 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Family's wartime experiences Segment 20 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Attending high school and college Segment 21 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Talking about camp experiences Segment 22 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Feelings upon receiving redress Segment 23 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Thoughts on 9/11 Segment 24 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Richmond, California Reflections Segment 25 of 25 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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